A loan of $2,775 helped a member to purchase small animals such as guinea pigs.


Los Portales Group's story

“Los Portales” Communal Bank is part of the “Asociación Arariwa” and is comprised of six women and three men. The Communal Bank meets every thirty days and all members must be present at the scheduled meetings or pay a fine. Most of the members are neighbors as well as good friends. They live in the Paruro district, province of Paruro province, Cusco department. Our members are very ingenious and hard-working. They are mainly engaged in cattle-raising and farming. They have rough terrain and sell the crops the land produces, according to the sowing and harvesting seasons. When they are not working on their land, they are engaged in trade, buying and storing provisions for future sale. The members are requesting the loan to continue re-investing in their various businesses. Our members appreciate and value the loans offered as this is the only source of financial support available in Paruro.
Delia is 35 years old and lives in the city of Paruro. She is an enterprising and hard-working woman who provides cleaning services to a state financial institution in Paruro. She also raises small animals such as guinea pigs, hens, and pigs. At this time, she is requesting the loan to purchase more small animals such as guinea pigs.

In this group: Delia, Edwin Segundo, Manuel, Angelicas, Evangelina, Karin Betsabe, Porfirio*, Benita Dina, Maria
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eleanor Francoletti-Putz



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